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A Guide to a Long Weekend in London

London, the capital of the United Kingdom, makes the perfect destination for a long weekend getaway. So, if you’re figuring out how to spend your mini break, treat yourself and get to know London. To get you started, here is some information and travel advice that you can use to guide you: 

Open Bus Tours of the City 

While in London, you can travel around easily on the bus as they are convenient, accessible, and affordable, meaning travelling through the city is not a hassle. Aside from them being a dandy mode of transportation, these buses also offer tours for visitors.  

There are many bus tours in London, so you can opt to choose one that would fit your schedule and preferences. To get you started, you can try the Golden Tours. You can choose your own schedule and routes. You can stop by over 60 spots in the area such as Westminster Abbey or Shakespeare’s Globe.    

You can also choose the Big Bus Tours. You can ride their open-top bus while listening to their digitally-recorded travel commentary in 12 different languages. They also offer walking tours and a free river cruise so that tourists can see all of London’s finest spots. 

What You Can Do in London 

  • Visiting Harry Potter World 

For those who are a fan, a tour of Harry Potter World should be included in your bucket list. Here, you get to tour around detailed sets, watch costumes and props live and visit at the backlot and soundstages of the very famous movie. You can also buy souvenirs and learn the history of Harry Potter in detail.   

  • Check Out the Exhibition at V&A 

For a world-class experience, check out the exhibits and museums at the V&A. This is where you should go if you’re interested in learning more about London’s history and culture. They also have a vast collection of art, fashion and designs and textiles from all over the world.  

  • Eat and Shop at Borough Market 

Of course, your trip to London won’t be complete without a shopping trip and tasting some of the amazing food on offer. For all food lovers, a must visit in Borough Market. It’s one of London’s oldest and largest food markets around. Here, you can taste free samples and buy all sorts of goodies and savoury treats.  

Finding Affordable Accommodation 

If you’re worried about your accommodation expenses, don’t fret. There are lots of cheap places that you can stay in London that are still to a high standard.  

One example is the Point A Hotel, Kings Cross. Here, the rooms may be simple, but they are full of amenities and smart storage facilities. They also have comfy beds, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, and the like.  The Caring Hotel is also another place you can check out. Their rooms are comfortable. Plus, they even have a great breakfast served to you, decent amenities and lovely staff to help you around.

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